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2019 Ride of Silence

15 Apr 2019 10:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Ride of Silence will take place on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. There will be three area rides this year. TAB riders attending the Toledo ride are planning to meet behind Tam-O-Shanter in Sylvania for the 600p ride down to University of Toledo.

The following info is provided from organizers


Toledo Ride of Silence

https://wearetraffic.org/ride-of-silence-toledo

Our 10th Annual Toledo Ride of Silence will be held on May 15 starting and ending at Gateway Area 25 located adjacent to the University Parks Trail at the University of Toledo (near Secor and Dorr).  The ride will be slow-paced (12 mph Max.) covering ~10 miles.  We will be escorted by Toledo City Police, Ottawa Hills Police and UT Police on route.  Helmets are required. This event is free and open to the public.  No registration necessary.

We will depart promptly at 7PM so please arrive 6:30~6:45PM.  During the ride, we will pause at Ottawa Hills HS in memory of Dave Larabee, killed on his way home from work in 2005, Toledo Children's Hospital in memory of Dr. Stephen Snedden, killed while biking along River Road in Perrysburg Township, and Ottawa Park in honor of Dr. Robert Brundage.  We will remember and honor Tom SantoroEric RamlowDouglas KaniaSierah JoughinMatthew BillingsJames LambertEmilee GagnonHarvey Bell IIIAndy Gast, Adam Little, Jimmy Hughey, Jeff Roth and others prior to the start of the ride.  This is a community event supported by the Maumee Valley AdventurersMaumee Valley WheelmenToledo Bikes and Toledo Area Bicyclists.

For more details contact Keith Webb (keith@wearetraffic.org)  567-225-4032.

Bowling Green Ride of Silence

https://wearetraffic.org/Ride-of-Silence-Bowling-Green

Join us for our 3rd Annual Bowling Green Ride of Silence to be held on May 16 starting and ending at City Park.  The ride will be slow-paced (12 mph Max.) covering ~7 miles.  We will be escorted by the Bowling Green Police Department and BGSU Campus Police on route.  Helmets are required. This event is free and open to the public.  No registration necessary. **NOTE: There will be construction around City Park, please park in the area near the swimming pool.

We will depart promptly at 7PM so please arrive 6:30~6:45PM.  Prior to the ride, we will remember Eric Ramlow who was killed in 2016 while riding on Sand Ridge Road.  We will also remember and honor Tom SantoroSierah JoughinDouglas KaniaMatthew BillingsJames LambertEmilee GagnonHarvey Bell IIIAndy Gast, Jimmy Hughey, Jeff Roth and others prior to the start of the ride.  This is a community event supported by We Are TrafficMaumee Valley AdventurersBowling Green Safety CommissionToledo Area Bicyclists and Bike 4 A Better BG.

Contact Keith Webb by email or call 567-703-6378 for any additional details.

Findlay Ride of Silence

https://wearetraffic.org/ride-of-silence-findley

The 1st Ride of Silence will be held in Findlay on May 15th.  Meet at Emory Adams Park at 6:30PM for a prompt departure at 7:00 PM. We will ride ~7.8 miles at a slow pace...in complete silence. We will remember local cyclists injured or killed, including Shannon Mills who was killed outside Marysville in 2018.

Join cyclists worldwide in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph) in  honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. There is no brochure, no sponsors and no registration fees.  The ride, which is held during Bike Safety month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a  legal right to the public roadways. 

If you would like to help with this event, please contact Thomas Gray at 419-464-2009 or thomas@WeAreTraffic.org

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